London, 14th December 2017 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (“Hitachi-GE”) today announced that the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) has successfully completed the UK Nuclear Regulators’ Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process within the target period of 5 years. This has followed extensive assessment and scrutiny by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Environment Agency (EA) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
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Tokyo, December 7, 2017 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, Hitachi) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TSE:6503, Mitsubishi Electric) today announced that they have signed an agreement to transfer Mitsubishi Electric’s particle therapy system business to Hitachi and integrate to one entity. After their negotiation and the review and approval from the relevant authorities, the design, manufacturing, sales, maintenance services relevant to Mitsubishi Electric’s particle therapy system business will be merged into Hitachi, currently scheduled for April 2018.
Tokyo, November 28, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) announced today that it will further accelerate activities aimed at promoting diversity as part of ongoing management strategies, and will aim to achieve a 10% ratio for both female and non-Japanese Executive Officers and Corporate Officers by FY2020.
Tokyo, Japan, November 24, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) announced in its press release dated April 26, 2017 titled “Notification of Execution of Basic Agreement pertaining to Tender Offer for Shares of Subsidiary” and its press release dated October 11, 2017 titled “Notification of Commencement of Tender Offer for Shares of Subsidiary” (“Hitachi’s October 11 Press Release”) that HKE Holdings G.K. (Executor: William Janetschek, “HKE”) has commenced a tender offer for common shares of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced in its press release dated October 11, 2017 titled “Notification of Commencement of Tender Offer for Shares of Subsidiary” (“Hitachi’s October 11 Press Release”) that HKE Holdings G.K. (Executor: William Janetschek, “HKE”) has commenced a tender offer for common shares of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (President and Chief Executive Officer: Kaichiro Sakuma, “Hitachi Kokusai”) from October 12 (the “Tender Offer”), and the period of the Tender Offer is until November 24, 2017.
Tokyo, November 17, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today announced its decision with respect to the partial sale of shares of Maxell Holdings, Ltd. (TSE:6810, “Maxell Holdings”) common stock owned by Hitachi (the “Offering”) as follows.
1. Outline of the Offering
(1) Name of stock to be offered: Common stock of Maxell Holdings, Ltd.
(2) Number of shares to be offered: 6,194,100 shares*
(3) Method of the Offering: Secondary offering by way of underwriting and over- allotment
London, November 16th, 2017 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that it is hosting a Social Innovation Forum in London at The Berkeley Hotel on Tuesday 28th November 2017. The event, which forms the UK leg of its global series of Social Innovation Forums, will highlight how Social Innovation can lead to the creation of a safer, smarter and healthier future, as well as demonstrate Hitachi’s wide range of technologies.
Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) and Hitachi Medical Computer Systems, Inc. (“HMCS”) today announced that they have decided to integrate the maintenance services and sales service support divisions related to medical devices business and electronic medical record business at HMCS as of April 1, 2018, and changing the name of the company to Hitachi Healthcare Systems, Inc. (tentative).
Tokyo, November 14, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) today announced the development of the technology increasing the speed of big data analytics on an open source software Hadoop-based distributed data processing platform(1)(“Hadoop platform”) by a maximum of 100 times that of a conventional system. This technology converts data processing procedure generated for software processing in conventional Hadoop data processing, to that optimized for parallel processing on hardware, to enable high-speed processing of various types of data in FPGA(2).